Rugged Rocks Develops Three New Gears for Nissan H233B in Collaboration with Revolution Gear & Axle

April 12, 2017

Rugged Rocks Develops Three New Gears for Nissan H233B in Collaboration with Revolution Gear & Axle
Fontana, Calif. – Rugged Rocks is exclusively offering three new gears manufactured by Revolution Gear & Axle for the Nissan H233B rear and H233B reverse fronts axles. Available gears include 5.13, 5.57 and 5.89 – all of which fit front and rear axles.

“Off-roaders have been asking for the 5.57 and 5.89 gears in the aftermarket for quite some time,” said Founder and President of Rugged Rocks Steven Lutz. “Working closely with Revolution Gear & Axle, I was able to develop deeper gears for more low-end torque at a reasonable price point.”

Lutz said although the 5.13 is currently offered in the aftermarket, Revolution Gear and Axle is able to get cost down for consumers.
Nissan H233B Standard Nissan H233B Reverse
The gears fit the following Nissan vehicles and model years:
• Pathfinder Rear: 1990-2004
• Hardbody Pickup Rear: 1990-1997
• Frontier Rear: 1998-2004
• Xterra Rear: 2000-2004
• Y60 & Y61 Patrol Front (reverse rotation) and Rear: 1990-Present

These gears start at $264.95 and can be purchased exclusively through

“The H233B is a very strong axle,” Lutz said. “However, because gears for the axle have been expensive in the past, I’ve seen people go through the trouble of changing out the whole axle to a weaker model just to have access to less expensive aftermarket parts.”

Off-road drivers now have access to OEM gear alternatives without needing to swap out axles and sacrifice strength in order to use more affordable gear options.
Rugged Rocks, LLC was established in 2006 by Steven Lutz. More information about the products available can be viewed at

Dual TX10 Nissan Transfer Case Adapter

Marks 4wd is willing to make a tx10 verison of there tx12 (patrol tcase).

“Thank you for your email & interest in our products. The dual transfer case kit we do for the Patrol’s will not suit the TX10 transfer case. Although they look similar they are different internally. We could look at doing a kit to suit your transfers but we would need a minimum order or 10 plus 50% deposit up front

We are looking at keeping the cost the same as the Nissan Patrol dual adaptor. Kit would have same components, adaptor, shaft, & bearing. You would need to do a shifter set up for your rigs . AUD $ = $927.27 US depending on exchange rate approx US$725 based on .78cents. Shipping not included in price
Keep in touch & let us know how you go. Time frame would be approx 6-10 weeks as we have to have patterns made for the adaptor etc “

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Nissan ’96 – ’04 LockRight Locker and H233B Gear Update

Over the last few days i’ve gotten a few e-mails regarding a couple products that have been in the works, so i figured i’d blast out a blog really quick to update everyone.

Nissan Pathfidner, Xterra, Frontier 33-spline H233B Lock Right Locker
The big thing that we’ve seen a ton of feedback on is the 33-spline H233B lockright locker. due to the fact that multiple people started calling Richmond, Richmond has now bumped up the project to next in line and we should be seeing prototypes done in the next 4 – 5 weeks. Then we’ll be testing them in a small hand full of trucks before the final production run is made. we’re looking at having these lockers be a reality and on the shelf in about 3 months time. for the original blog post on this, visit:Nissan Pathfidner, Xterra, Frontier Lock Right Locker
Nissan Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier Hardbody H233B 5.38 Gears
After months of waiting I finally got minimum order requirements for making these gears and they ended up being higher priced than expected putting them at about a $400 price range. However, I did spend some extensive time on the phone with Nissan Motorsports and we ended up finding 2 more gear sets in the system that were used in OEM application overseas that are most likely deeper than the 5.14 ratio that we already have available. We won’t know the ratio untill they come in from japan and we count the teeth. We should have a sample of each gear set in about 4 – 5 weeks so keep your fingers crossed.

Although it isn’t the cheaper gearing option that we were hoping, it is hopfully a deeper gearing option that the Nissan 4×4 community could really use.

Also along the lines of gearing, I got in contact with a company today that has connections in Australia that may have more cost effective gearing options than OEM Nissan gears as well as a possible source for H260 axle parts.. this is the big 3rd member type axle that is put under some Nissan Patrols Overseas. having a source for H260 3rd members could be a door opening in the direction of a H260 fabricated housings which would be a beefy option for hardcore wheelers that want to keep it Nissan.